ArtByKristyParma

Custom Hand Painted Pet Portraits & Original Art

Green Bay, Wisconsin On Etsy since 2017

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ArtByKristyParma

Custom Hand Painted Pet Portraits & Original Art

Green Bay, Wisconsin | 177 Sales

Announcement    UPDATE: 9/23/20 Due to COVID, there has been a shortage of canvases, with that being said, I had to limit some of the size options from what I would normally have offered. If you have any questions and are looking for a size you don't see, please message me and I will see if I can hunt down that particular size. Secondly, if you are a repeat customer, some of the canvas prices have changed to reflect the above shortages as well as the postal increase. Thanks for your understanding!

Please note the change in processing time for custom orders. The number of orders coming in, I’ve had to adjust my time it takes to get them painted and ready for shipment. Any questions please send me a message. Thanks!

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 23, 2020

UPDATE: 9/23/20 Due to COVID, there has been a shortage of canvases, with that being said, I had to limit some of the size options from what I would normally have offered. If you have any questions and are looking for a size you don't see, please message me and I will see if I can hunt down that particular size. Secondly, if you are a repeat customer, some of the canvas prices have changed to reflect the above shortages as well as the postal increase. Thanks for your understanding!

Please note the change in processing time for custom orders. The number of orders coming in, I’ve had to adjust my time it takes to get them painted and ready for shipment. Any questions please send me a message. Thanks!

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About ArtByKristyParma

Sales 177
On Etsy since 2017

Hand painting pet portraits & original art, by Wisconsin artist Kristy Parma.

Born & raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, I always had a love for drawing. My love began when I was in 2nd grade. There was a famous commercial for a fast food place and in that commercial there was a man that said some sort of slogan and always said it waving one of those pointer sticks. In class, I ended up drawing the man from that commercial and it resembled the man quite a bit, so much so that my teacher had showed the class my drawing and acted out the commercial, it had everyone chuckling. The fact that I had drawn this guy to be recognizable was a proud moment for me.

Growing up, my grandparents always had an endless supply of paper that I found myself using quite a lot of it to practice drawing. I drew everything that interested me. My first official art class was specifically in oil painting that I had signed up for in middle school. This opened up doors for me and made me fall in love with painting just as much as I loved drawing.

High school, I took all the art classes I could, expanding my knowledge as well as learning to experiment in new mediums such as watercolors. I loved sitting in class experimenting and learning new techniques. My teacher (the best teacher any artist could ask for) had mentioned how watercolors are ‘my medium’ that it fit me just as I fit them and I believe she was right.

In the years following I have been doing all sorts of drawings and paintings for people, murals on walls, paintings/drawings on stone, getting photos from people and drawing/painting exactly what I see. Many people have commented on how beautiful my work is and ask why don’t I do this for a living? My answer always was that I wish I could. Art is my passion and I would love to sit and paint or draw all day long. I am juggling work, kids while trying to pave the way for my dream to come true.

Not only do I love working on my own originals, I also love looking at photographs and turning them on to canvas or paper. It’s a challenge to get my art to look like photos, but that is what I love about it. The more realistic the painting or drawing is, to me, is a success. Being able to express a personality or emotion on canvas is a beautiful thing to view and that is what is so gratifying to me.

Shop members

  • Kristy Parma

    Owner

  • Malibu

    Assistant

    She makes sure to keep me company while painting your masterpiece. She requires some pats on the head and a little fetch sometimes, but that doesn’t stop us from getting the job done.

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Last updated on Jan 8, 2019
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Custom and personalized orders

Once payment is made, send your pic in an Etsy conversation with your image attachment. If the digital image quality is poor and I am unable to create your custom piece, you have the option of submitting a different image or I can cancel/refund your purchase.

If you prefer to send a photo first prior to purchase with your ideas that would fine as well.

Please note that If your request requires additional supplies to create & ship your masterpiece, I will notify you the additional cost. This mainly applies for custom orders that are not typical of what is listed in my shop. Any questions feel free to reach out and ask!